30th January 2012
When you are planning a new modern kitchen, the first stop will be a kitchen showroom. They will have samples of materials available such as tiles, worktops and cabinets. The kitchen showroom will undoubtedly have at least one complete show kitchen in situ so that you can see how the finished product could look. Whether you have a modern apartment or country cottage, there will be a kitchen to suit your requirements. You will be able to choose your own colour scheme and theme from the materials available to complement your home. Most organisations selling kitchens in the luxury range have in house designers to help you with your designer kitchen to make the best use of the space and products available. You may visit a number of kitchen showrooms and see many styles and designs before you finally decide on the kitchen which suits your lifestyle and budget. It will be time and effort well spent.
When you visit the kitchen showroom you should take along sketches and measurements of the space available, and maybe some ideas of how your kitchen could be configured. You will need at the very least a sink, cabinets, wall cupboard and worktops. Within these components you will be able to select double sinks, vegetable washers, styles of doors and drawers and materials for the worktop. The kitchen showroom may not have all styles and designs available in stock but a good designer will be able to go through ideas with you, and perhaps even draw up a composite of how it will look on the computer. There are computer assisted design (CAD) packages available to do just that.
The staff at the kitchen showroom will be able to help plan the whole process of removal of your old kitchen and installation of your designer kitchen. You will be given a timescale for the whole operation. If plumbing is required for a dish washer for example, this will be factored into the equation. It will really depend on how much you want to change around from the existing configuration. If you want to move the sink, this will of course take longer than if you leave it where it is but just update it. The kitchen designer will be able to help and give you a full quotation once you have selected the layout and components of your new modern kitchen.
The finished modern kitchen will complement your home and add to its value which is of definite benefit if you decide to sell. By planning the installation of your modern kitchen carefully, there will be minimal disruption. Fitting the installation of a new designer kitchen will no doubt impact in some ways on your already busy schedule. You will want to minimise the time you will not be able to use the kitchen. The quality of the designer kitchen is such that it is durable and will last for many years providing a good return for your money. Meanwhile, you can enjoy your designer kitchen. You may find yourself spending more time in the kitchen just so you can admire it!
23rd January 2012
Italian kitchens are renowned for their style and quality with every care and consideration taken in the workmanship and production of a Designer Kitchen which will grace your home for years to come. Technology and innovation are built into every Italian kitchen sent out from the manufacturer. Kitchens made in Italy have the reputation of being not only well made but are also competitively priced.
A great deal of time is spent on attention to detail at the production phase of producing an Italian kitchen and this is apparent when the kitchen has been installed in your home. During the manufacturing process, only the best quality products available will have been used and this will add to the luxurious and expensive feel of the kitchen when it in situ. Finishes, veneers and glosses on Italian kitchens are applied to cabinets which in turn are of the highest quality materials possible. Components of the kitchen such as drawers and cupboard doors are fitted by experienced qualified tradesmen, with the finish of your choice applied. Hinges are stress tested to be durable and withstand rough handling so will not break if they are slammed.
The concept of a durable but aesthetically pleasing and functional kitchen has arisen from the Italian love of food. In Italy, there is a tendency for the whole family to congregate in the kitchen when meals are being cooked. The Italians understand that a kitchen must be more than being easy on the eye, and this understanding is inherent in the workmanship when the kitchen is being produced. In the UK times have changed. Nowadays the kitchen is often the centre of the home and gets a lot of usage which leads to wear and tear, so Italian kitchens need to be built to last. Purchasing an Italian kitchen is a long term investment and can add value to your home. Italian kitchens are therefore cost effective, and money is well spent on purchasing a good quality kitchen in which a great of pride has been taken in its manufacture as opposed to an off the shelf version. Each kitchen is bespoke to meet the customer’s requirements and accessories such as taps and kitchen sinks are selected to complement the colours and style of the cabinets. Handles on drawers and cabinets can get dirty quickly and easily, especially when there are young children around. Handleless drawers and cabinets have been developed with electric drive drawers and push catches making cleaning easier.
Italian kitchens are often considered to be the best in Europe. You can visit a local kitchen showroom to look at styles, designs and quality available. Take along drawings to the showroom giving the dimensions of the kitchen so that you can best discuss the process of designing and installing your Italian kitchen from the outset.
The suppliers will then be able to put the wheels in motion to provide your Designer Kitchen. A consultant will be allocated to you to work with you to design, produce and fit your Italian kitchen.
12th January 2012
Modern kitchens are often the focal point of the home, and get a lot of wear and tear. It is essential therefore that when you are installing a new kitchen that you purchase a quality kitchen which is durable and will withstand heavy duty usage. A modern kitchen designed for your specific requirements, include all the white goods you need, and is easy to clean will save time and money in the long run. Depending on your lifestyle, whether you spend a lot of time cooking for the family or are a bachelor who tends to eat out, purchasing a quality kitchen is an asset to any home. Using a specialist designer to assist with selecting everything from types of worktops and cabinets to the lighting will be money well spent, and you will be rewarded with a designer kitchen which is both practical and luxurious.
The high quality materials used by companies producing German kitchens and Italian kitchens will ensure that your modern kitchen will look and feel luxurious. The Germans are famous for their efficiency and precision engineering, and this is reflected in the German kitchens they produce and export. It is part of Italian culture to spend a lot of time in the kitchen so it is imperative that the kitchen will stand the test of time. Italian kitchens are used for not only used for cooking, but for socialising and are gathering places for the family and therefore need to be hard wearing as well as beautiful. German kitchens and Italian kitchens are considered the best in Europe, and are very reasonably priced.
When you are considering installing a modern kitchen the design, workmanship and quality products will all contribute to the overall look of your kitchen. German kitchens and Italian kitchens will add value to any home, whether it is a palatial mansion house or an apartment. The planning stage for your new modern kitchen is very important, and you should draw up a few options for discussion at the kitchen showrooms on your first visit. This will help you to choose the styles of cabinets, worktops and other components to complement the other rooms in your home. If you live in a country cottage, the style you will choose will be very different than if you live in a modern apartment. The first consultation with a designer is usually free. Designer kitchens are built to your specifications and installed by experts. When you have decided to install a new modern kitchen and visited a few kitchen showrooms to get an idea of what is available, the next step is for you to select a designer to work with you to Whether you ultimately select a German kitchen or an Italian kitchen, the designer will help with the whole process of deciding on the best layout of your new modern kitchen right through to the installation and commissioning. If changes are required during the process perhaps due to changed circumstances, the designer will advise the best way forward and ensure that the end result is a designer kitchen to be proud of.